By Barra Boydell

Christ Church has had a fancy and sundry background because the cathedral church of Dublin, one among Anglican cathedrals within the capital of a predominantly Catholic kingdom and the church of the British management in eire sooner than 1922. An Irish cathedral in the English culture, but via a lot of its historical past it used to be primarily an English cathedral in a overseas land. With shut musical hyperlinks to cathedrals in England, to St Patrick's cathedral in Dublin, and to the city's wider political and cultural lifestyles, Christ Church has the longest documented song background of any Irish establishment, supplying a different standpoint at the heritage of track in Ireland.Barra Boydell, a number one authority on Irish track heritage, has written a close research drawing at the such a lot huge musical and archival assets latest for any Irish cathedral. The choir, its composers and musicians, repertoire and organs are mentioned in the wider context of urban and nation, and of the spiritual and political dynamics that have formed Anglo-Irish relationships given that medieval instances. greater than only a background of track at one cathedral, this ebook makes a big contribution to English cathedral track reports in addition to to Irish musical and cultural history.BARRA BOYDELL is Senior Lecturer in tune, nationwide collage of eire, Maynooth.

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It is also possible that the 1493 deed reflects the successful completion as it were of a period of probation: the duties and musical requirements laid down in 1480 may at the time have seemed ambitious but could have proved themselves in practice by 1493. If so, the prior and chapter may have felt it desirable to secure the longer-term existence and training of a choir of singing boys in order to assure the benefits which the music they represented must by then have been contributing in terms of both liturgical and civic prestige.

63–77. Egan-Buffet & Fletcher, Visitatio Sepulcri, pp. 201–2. , pp. 182f. 29 What is certainly clear is that the involvement of the canons in drama suggested by the Visitatio Sepulcri was not exceptional. 32 The troper is however of the greatest interest in the context of both Dublin cathedrals during the later fourteenth century. The major part of this manuscript, the troper itself (fols 32r–131v), contains plainchant for the sung parts of the ordinary of the mass, the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei, frequently embellished with interpolated passages or ‘tropes’, along with sequences for various feasts including two in honour of St Patrick, and Marian sequences which are likely to have been sung at the votive mass of the Virgin.

G. 185). Illuminated initial to Psalm 97, Cantate domino. 22 The antiphonal is a large volume clearly intended for choir use. As in the Christ Church psalter, the psalter section here includes brief musical antiphons as well as music for the opening words of each psalm. 24 Two of the other 22 23 24 IRL-Dtc, MS 79, described in Hawkes, ‘Liturgy’, pp. 44–6; IRL-Dm, MS Z. 4. 2. 20; GB-Ob, MS Rawl. Liturg. d. 4, see below. Hawkes, ‘Liturgy’, passim. IRL-Dtc, MSS 77, 78, 80. See Brannon ‘Search’. 18 A HISTORY OF MUSIC AT CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL manuscripts studied by Brannon include hymns or chants for other Irish saints (the Armagh antiphonal includes just three chants for the feasts of St Patrick), but the St John’s antiphonal is the only one of these manuscripts to be associated exclusively with Dublin.

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